Here is a core challenge that can be performed anywhere, anytime, and all you need is YOU!
The Plank is a very effective isometric exercise for strengthening your entire core musculature, including local and global stabilization systems. Without repetitively flexing and extending your back (common in many traditional abdominal exercises), the Plank places less stress on your vertebrae.
Toes and forearms on the floor, hips lifted, shoulders down and relaxed, squeeze your shoulder blades together, maintain a neutral neck… and GO!
To progress in your exercise program: Begin each exercise in a stable environment, and when goal is met, transition to an unstable environment (eg. single leg, BOSU, stability ball).